(adjective, verb)


1. brought about or set up or accepted; especially long established

- the established social order

- a team established as a member of a major league

- enjoyed his prestige as an established writer

Similar word(s): implanted, ingrained, planted, entrenched, grooved, legitimate, official, recognised, recognized, oldline, constituted

2. settled securely and unconditionally

Similar word(s): settled, accomplished, effected

3. conforming with accepted standards

Similar word(s): orthodox, conventional

4. shown to be valid beyond a reasonable doubt

- the established facts in the case

Similar word(s): proved, proven

5. introduced from another region and persisting without cultivation

Similar word(s): foreign, strange, naturalized


1. simple past tense and past participle of establish